Sunday, May 12, 2013

Rewind & Review (8)

Welcome one and all to the very first weekly Rewind & Review! Per your votes last month, I've decided to post Rewind & Review more frequently to avoid those snarly bought-books lists that have been weighing me down the past few months. What can I say, I love thrift stores! Of course, anyone who wants to keep their recaps to once a month may do so. Just join in for the last R&R of the month rather than every week.

Some people might wonder, if I'm moving to a weekly meme, why I don't just join an already established meme like Stacking the Shelves or one of the others that cover a similar function as Rewind & Review. Simply, I like my button. I like my style. I like my format. Perhaps I miss out on some of the "exposure" my blog could get my joining others in an established meme, but that's okay. This is for me.

Let's dive straight into it, shall we? To cover what's happened since that last monthly R&R, I have to highlight the last week and a half, but I'm sure it won't be too overwhelming. ;-)

Blog Posts You May Have Missed

I've gotten better at discussion posts, which has been a great relief. I don't want to be a meme-heavy blog. Hopefully, the discussions have been ones that you all have enjoyed. If there's a topic you'd like me to cover, let me know!

Stuff I Received
  • Two Lies and a Spy by Cat Carlton
  • Earthfall by Mark Walden
  • The Year of Shadows by Claire LeGrand
  • Backwards by Todd Mitchell
  • Not a Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis
  • The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
  • The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
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Stuff I Bought
  • Journey Under the Sea (Choose Your Own Adventure #2) by R.A. Montgomery
  • The Crooked House by Agatha Christie
  • The Under Dog and Other Stories by Agatha Christie
  • Kaiulani: The People's Princess (Royal Diaries)
  • Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Diary of Hattie Campbell (Dear America)
  • My Heart Is on the Ground: The Diary of Nannie Little Rose, a Sioux Girl (Dear America)
  • Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
  • Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables #3) by L.M. Montgomery
  • Rainbow Valley (Anne of Green Gables #7) by L.M. Montgomery
  • Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon
  • Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) by Diana Gabaldon
  • Voyager (Outlander #3) by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp #1) by P.B. Kerr
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1) by Libba Bray
  • Dogsong by Gary Paulsen
  • Amelia's 6th-Grade Notebook by Marissa Moss
  • The Borrowers Afloat (Borrowers #3) by Mary Norton
  • Aliens Don't Wear Braces (Bailey School Kids #7) by Debbie Dadey
  • Sea Monsters Don't Ride Motorcycles (Bailey School Kids #40) by Debbie Dadey
  • Angels Don't Know Karate (Bailey School Kids #23) by Debbie Dadey
  • Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
Stuff I Won

A big thanks to Jenn, Ashley and Sunny (for going thrift store hunting with me), Candlewick, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster for all my pretties this week!

I'm going to do better at the following section last week, since I just came up with it last night, but here are some of the miscellaneous happenings from the past week, both for me personally and the book world in general.

Miscellaneous Happenings

So there you have it. That's my week! Now it's your turn. How was your week? Anything awesome or awful? Did you get pretty things? Did you conquer a class or embark on something new? I want to hear all about it. :)